NCSL NEWS

July 26, 2008

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Legislative Research Librarians Honor Excellence in State Documents

NEW ORLEANS  - A national librarians' group today honored nine research reports for their excellence in exploring topics of contemporary interest to legislators and staff.

The Legislative Research Librarian (LRL), an official staff organization of the National Conference of State Legislatures,  presented its Notable Document Awards at NCSL's 34th Legislative Summit in New Orleans. Nine reports from eight states were selected.

They are:

CITIZENS' GUIDE

  • North Dakota Blue Book 2007-2008
    North Dakota Secretary of State

 

FISCAL MATTERS

  • 2008 General Session Appropriation and Budget Highlights
    Utah State Legislature – Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst

 

INNOVATIVE STUDY

  • Voices From the Street:  A Survey of Homeless Youth by Their Peers
    California Research Bureau, California State Library

 

LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED     

  • Criminal Records and Employment in Minnesota:  Report and Recommendations of the 2007 Collateral Sanctions Committee
    Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission

 

  • Indicators of Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Kentucky Office of Education Accountability

 

  • Virtual School Operations
    Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations

LEGISLATORS' GUIDE      

  • Quick Guide to Committee Procedures in the House of Representatives & Quick Guide to Floor Procedure
    Louisiana House Legislative Services

 

PUBLIC POLICY     

  • Compensating Victims of Bridge Collapses Outside Minnesota
    Minnesota Legislature, Senate Counsel

STATE COMPARISON

  • Waste Tire Recycling and Reuse in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania General Assembly – Joint State Government Commission

To be considered for this award, the document must be produced by a federal, state or local government agency, a foundation, consulting firm, or nonprofit organization. Format includes print, microfilm, CD-ROM, periodical/serial, or URL.

The Legislative Research Librarians staff section, one of NCSL's 10 professional staff organizations, promotes effective information retrieval techniques for legislative libraries; provides a forum to exchange ideas relating to legislative information, operations, and procedures in the states; and enhances professionalism.

Composed primarily of librarians and information specialists in legislative agencies, the section sponsors an extensive schedule of programs at the NCSL Legislative Summit and the Annual Professional Development Seminar. Each of these meetings focuses on current developments in information management, information technology and legislative research.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.

Contacts

Meagan Dorsch
Media Manager
Denver
303-856-1412

Legislative Summit
John LaPlante Press Room
504-670-5528